KindleGen is a program offered by Amazon, which allows authors to create eBooks to be used in a Kindle device, and publish them on the eBook store. It is the only program guaranteed by Amazon to work and be compatible with the Kindle store, but also allows users to export it as a KF8 or Mobi file for use other e-readers or applications.
KindleGen is a program primarily intended for authors to publish their books on the Kindle eBook store. It is software created and supported by Amazon that comes with the guarantee that any eBook files exported from KindleGen will work with Kindle devices, and certain compatible applications. KindleGen does not have any other functionality apart from importing specific files, to be converted to KF8 and Mobi formats. For that reason, it is not intended for a wide demographic of users, who may seek other eBook functionality or editing tools. In addition, the software does not have a graphical user interface, which makes it much more difficult to use. The lack of a GUI makes it more intended for experienced users, specifically authors that are familiar with using HTML and want to publish their books on the Kindle store. KindleGen is available to download and install on Windows devices XP or newer and does not take up much space on a computer, less than 10 MB. Its size and lack of GUI allows users to run it easily on a wide variety of PCs, even concurrently with other programs running at the same time. Other software may offer better functionality or graphical interfaces, but they are not guaranteed to export files that would work and can be published on the Amazon Kindle store, which is the primary appeal of KindleGen as free downloadable software.
Allows users to create eBooks and officially publish them on the Amazon Kindle store.